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Student leadership

Student Leadership

The process for the selection of student school leaders commences in October each year.
In 2019, there are:
  • 4 Captains (2 boys and 2 girls)
  • 2 Captains for each of the three sporting houses (Fernberg, Gregory, Newstead)
  • 4 Italian Captains
  • 2 Instrumental Band Captains
  • 2 Instrumental Strings Captains
  • 2 Choir Captains

The positions have clear, defined roles that will make the process of application, speeches and, ultimately, the job of leader easier.


What Does a Year 5 Student Do To Become a Captain? 

  1. Submit an A4 written application including details about their interests and involvement in the area/s they are nominating for.
  2. Be interviewed and short-listed for a position.
  3. Prepare a speech to be presented on Assembly.
  4. Be voted in to a position by the Year 4 and 5 student body, and staff.

Students are awarded Captains and Vice-Captain positions based on their final ranking and preferences. For reasons of balance, there will be one boy captain and one girl captain. Gender will not be a consideration for other captains. 

Roles of Each Captain

  • Welcome new students and staff into the school
  • Assist with the running of discos
  • Playground support and mentoring
  • Provide information and reports for Assembly and the school newsletter
  • Liaise with the administration team
  • Take on the organisation and running of assemblies with the help of other captains and administration team
  • Be a positive role model to all students

Italian Captains
  • Liaise with Signor Ferranti
  • Attend all assemblies and deliver messages
  • Take part in all Italian special days and events
  • Promote Italian across the school
  • Look for ways of improving the Italian program
  • Be a positive role model to all students
House Captains
  • Liaise with staff - PE teacher to co-ordinate Sports Days, Swimming Carnivals, Cross Country, etc.
  • Ensure that all teams representing Rainworth State School have all the necessary information and equipment
  • Co-ordinating school sporting with the assistance of staff
  • Co-ordinating lunchtime sport and recreation
  • Sports reports for assembly and the school newsletter
  • Be a positive role model to all students

Band / Strings / Choir Captains
  • Liaise with the relevant teachers and administration staff to ensure the smooth running of the music program
  • Lead the relevant groups at performances
  • Be prepared to relay messages on Assembly
  • Promote Music across the school
  • Look for ways of improving the Music program
  • Be a positive role model to all students